Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Full circle

Once upon a time, on a cold night in London two weeks before Xmas in 2003, a rather man-jaded Aussie girl pre-arranged to meet a London boy in a pub called O'Neills (pictured above). It was a Monday night. She was tired and grumpy, and didn't really feel like trekking down the road to meet a man she had met at ANOTHER pub from the previous Friday night. Sure, they had a great time and he had bought her a can of coke and hot chips after they spent the best part of an hour pashing on the dancefloor, but her heart wasn't really in it. She'd had enough of London boys. They played games. She opened the door to this pub and spied the man she had met two days before. He smiled at her and motioned her to the bar and kissed her on both cheeks. She suddenly felt butterflies in her stomach.
While this Aussie girl was walking to the pub, she passed her favourite live music venue (above). A dreadlocked Jamaican guy came up to her. 'Fancy two tickets for 20 quid'.
'Not tonight', she replied.
'What a shame', she thought. Paul Weller is my most favourite singer. How did she not know he was playing?

The Aussie girl and London boy where sitting on a couch together, talking and laughing. It was nearing 10.30pm when the Paul Weller concert wrapped up next door and all the punters came into the pub.
'Did you know I got offered two tickets by a Jamaican guy for 20 quid before I walked in here?' said the London boy.
'So did I!' said the Aussie girl. 'I love Paul Weller!'.
'Me too' said the London boy with a twinkle in his eye.
Both agreed that although they shared a fondness for Paul Weller, something else clicked that night too.

How did they know that five years later, that first meeting would turn into this?
Ain't love just the best?
Paul Weller is coming to Perth on the 15th October. We've booked tickets to see him in Fremantle, Liam is having a sleepover at his grandparents and we have booked a hotel for the night.
I love it when life comes full circle :).


Michelle said...

Oooh, I love hearing stories like this! Thanks for sharing!

Chelle, Nick and Raya said...

Oh YAY I love stories like that Jo. I hope you have a wonderful night out together

Cat said...

That's gorgeous! I love Paul Weller too. :)

Shellsibelle said...

How wonderful <3 Have fun! :]

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Simone said...

have a great time.

Amy said...

aww that is beautiful :)